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Titans QB Marcus Mariota says he’s 2-3 weeks from running

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota is getting closer to returning from the broken leg he suffered last season.

Mariota fractured his fibula in Week 16 and was expected to be out four-to-five months. During an appearance on Nashville’s WGFX-FM, the he said he was progressing “ahead of schedule.”

“I feel great,” Mariota said. “Overall, we’re in a good spot. I’m probably another week or two from really full-head running, but I’m starting to do some jogging and more things on my end, which is a positive movement.

“Again, they think I’m ahead of schedule. For me, I’m going to continue to take it one day at a time and do my best to get ready.”

Running is a big part of Mariota’s game. A star dual threat in college, he has also averaged 5.8 and 7.4 yards per carry in his two NFL seasons.

Mariota will likely be kept on the sidelines during the offseason program, but he could be fully ready to go by training camp.

After posting a 9-7 season in 2016, the Titans are candidates to make a big leap this year after several weapons were added during the draft.

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